Erivan Haub

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Erivan Haub
Born (1932-09-29) 29 September 1932 (age 89)
Wiesbaden, Germany
Residence Mulheim an der Ruhr, Germany
Nationality German
Alma mater University of Hamburg
Known for Tengelmann Group
Net worth $3.0 billion (May 2015)[1]
Spouse(s) married
Children 3

Erivan K. Haub (born 29 September 1932) is the former manager and partial owner of Tengelmann Group, one of Germany's largest retailers.


Erivan Haub was born 29 September 1932 in Wiesbaden. His mother Elizabeth originates from the Mülheimer family Schmitz-Scholl, the owners of the grocery chain Tengelmann.

After the Second World War, he completed two internships with the Jewel Tea company in Chicago and the Alpha-Beta company in La Habra, California, before returning to Germany to study economics at the University of Hamburg.

He joined the family business in 1963. Upon the death of his uncle Karl Schmitz-Scholl in March, 1969 he became the group's managing director. In 2000 he handed the position over to his son Karl-Erivan, and joined the supervisory board.

The Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph's University is named in his honor.


Erivan Haub married Helga Otto in 1958. They have three sons, Karl-Erivan, Georg and Christian. The couple live in Wiesbaden.

The Helga Otto Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming is named for Erivan Haub's wife, Helga.

Tengelmann Group

Haub concentrated the Tengelmann group business on the retail trade. Under his guidance Tengelmann expanded: in 1971 it took over the grocery chain Kaiser's; in 1972 Haub founded the discount grocery retailer Plus. In the following years, Tengelmann focused on the development of its international business, which led to the 1979 takeover of The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company.

See also


  1. "Erivan Haub". Forbes. Retrieved 12 May 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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